Lucky escape after bus catches fire on M62

The bus caught fire on the M62 Credit: Josh Peachey /

A student hockey team from Sheffield had a lucky escape when the bus they were travelling in burst into flames.

The University of Sheffield men's hockey team bus caught fire on the M62 on the way back from games in Manchester.

Fire officers after the blaze had been put out Credit: Josh Peachey /

Passing motorists raised the alarm and the bus burst into flames just minutes after the driver pulled over and ordered the students off.

Thousands of pounds worth of hockey kit were destroyed Credit: Josh Peachey /

No one was injured in the blaze, but tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment was destroyed.